Prince William Called for Donations Towards Coronavirus Appeal & Nearly $13M Has Been Raised

One week after the UK royal made an urgent call for the nation to work together as one to face this unprecedented health crisis, the results have been promising.

On March 18, 2020, 37-year-old Prince William addressed the UK people in a video message asking those with the means to help fund charities that help the most vulnerable amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Back then, the Duke of Cambridge echoed the appeal of the National Emergencies Trust in partnership with the British Red Cross.

Now, a week after William used his platform to sponsor the campaign, the National Emergencies Trust took to their social media to share that the Prince’s call to action has been fruitful.

“Almost £11m raised in the first week of the Coronavirus Appeal. The first allocations of nearly £2.5m will be going out to front line charities to help those most in need today,” read the Trust’s March 26 tweet.

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Catherine and I were proud to visit staff working at NHS 111, to pass on our personal thanks, along with those of my grandmother and father, to staff working around the clock to provide care and advice to those that need it most. • The last few weeks, and more recent days have been understandably concerning with the continuing spread of coronavirus. • But it’s at times like this when we realise just how much the NHS represents the very best of our country and society – people from all backgrounds and walks of life with different experiences and skills, pulling together for the common good. • Not only are NHS staff and emergency workers responding to the needs of the public, they – like the rest of us – are concerned about their families, friends and loved ones. • They need our support as much as we need theirs. • All of us have a part to play if we’re going to protect the most vulnerable. • That means acting on the latest expert advice, staying home if we or those we live with have symptoms, and avoiding non-essential contact to help reduce the spread of the virus. • — The Duke of Cambridge

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The National Emergencies Trust also released a press communicate on its website, with chairman Lord Dannatt stating:

“We are calling on everyone, even at this unsettling time to dig deep and make a contribution. That generosity will ensure that we get through this unprecedented time.”

 

Rosemary Macdonald, Interim CEO of UK Community Foundations, assured that the 46 community foundations belonging to the network will be most effective in channeling the donations so they reach the most vulnerable groups.

“Never before have we had to pull together so quickly to support the most vulnerable in our society,” Macdonald stressed.

THE DUKE AND DUCHESS VISIT NHS CENTER

Two days after talking to his co-nationals about the coronavirus in public for the first time, William and his wife Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, showed up at a NHS (National Health Service) call center to support their work.The royals visited the 111 call center in Croydon, south London, and after touring the facility to learn more about how they are responding to the covid-19 outbreak, William gave a brief speech.

“Not only are NHS staff and emergency workers responding to the needs of the public, they – like the rest of us – are concerned about their families, friends and loved ones.  They need our support as much as we need theirs,” he reminded.

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